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Efficacy Of SER In Chest Diagnosis
Author(s): John C. Wandtke; Donald B. Plewes
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Paper Abstract

Scanning equalization radiography (SER) is an improved method of chest imaging. The reason for this improvement is due to the fact that SER optimized film exposure producing more subject contrast and better visualization of anatomic detail. This new system has produced improved diagnostic accuracy on a wide variety of cases by all the tested radiologists. Also, there were fewer false positive errors by each of the radiologists. We found that this improvement in image quality and decrease in diagnostic errors was not related to the image complexity (# of abnormalities/radiograph). Also 11 of the radiologists, regardless of their diagnostic skills had a marked preference for the SER images over the conventional.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0555, Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85, (19 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949458
Show Author Affiliations
John C. Wandtke, University of Rochester Medical Center (United States)
Donald B. Plewes, University of Rochester Medical Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0555:
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '85
James A. Mulvaney, Editor(s)

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